What does chorus mean?

Definitions for chorus
ˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-cho·rus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chorusnoun

    any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

    "a chorus of boos"

  2. chorusnoun

    a group of people assembled to sing together

  3. refrain, chorusnoun

    the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

  4. chorus, chorus linenoun

    a body of dancers or singers who perform together

  5. chorus, Greek chorusverb

    a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play

  6. chorusverb

    utter in unison

    "`yes,' the children chorused"

  7. choir, chorusverb

    sing in a choir

Wiktionary

  1. chorusnoun

    A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  2. chorusnoun

    A group of people in a play or performance who recite together.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  3. chorusnoun

    A group of singers; singing group who perform together.

    The performance of the chorus was awe-inspiring and exhilarating.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  4. chorusnoun

    A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.

    The catchiest part of most songs is the chorus.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  5. chorusnoun

    A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  6. chorusnoun

    A group of people or animals who make sounds together

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  7. chorusnoun

    An actor who reads the opening and closing lines of a play.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  8. chorusverb

    To echo a particular sentiment.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

  9. chorusverb

    To sing the chorus.

    Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chorusnoun

    a band of singers and dancers

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  2. Chorusnoun

    a company of persons supposed to behold what passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by the chorus

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  3. Chorusnoun

    an interpreter in a dumb show or play

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  4. Chorusnoun

    a company of singers singing in concert

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  5. Chorusnoun

    a composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  6. Chorusnoun

    parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing such parts

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  7. Chorusnoun

    the simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

  8. Chorusverb

    to sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously

    Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

Freebase

  1. Chorus

    Chorus, Erasure's fifth proper studio album, was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. in 1991. This album was the last to end Erasure's classic period.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chorus

    kō′rus, n. a band of singers and dancers, esp. in the Greek plays: a company of singers: that which is sung by a chorus: the combination of several voices in one simultaneous utterance: the part of a song in which the company join the singer.—adj. Choreograph′ic.—ns. Choreog′raphy, Chorog′raphy, the notation of dancing.—adj. Chō′ric.—ns. Chō′rist, Chor′ister, a member of a choir. [L.,—Gr. choros, dance.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chorus

    in the ancient drama a group of persons introduced on the stage representing witnesses of what is being acted, and giving expression to their thoughts and feelings regarding it; originally a band of singers and dancers on festive occasions, in connection particularly with the Bacchus worship.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chorus' in Nouns Frequency: #2878

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of chorus in a Sentence

  1. John Schlossberg:

    Whether Irish or Chinese, Jewish, Japanese or Latino, our newest neighbors have all too often been greeted by a chorus of ignorance.

  2. Mayor Gillum:

    What has also changed since election night have been the chorus of voices -- from the President of the United States, the junior senator of the state of Florida, and the governor of the state of Florida -- a chorus calling for the ending of the counting in this process.

  3. Fox News:

    OK, that's a very creative refrain, the chorus that goes on and on, is that related to lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African-Americans ?

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    It's important for me to be back in New York with all of you, because I wanted to have a chance to lend my voice to the growing chorus of people who know that the next mayor will be somebody that cares about them and is committed to moving this great city forward.

  5. Frederic Dabi of Ifop:

    You have to be very cautious about a political effect, but maybe there will be a moral effect that will last through the summer, i see more of an effect on the image of France abroad, it gives a cumulative effect, it reinforces the Emmanuel Macron chorus of' France is back'.

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